Publication Date

1988

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Liakos, Dimitri

Degree Name

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Department

Department of Art

LCSH

Vase-painting, Greek||Theseus (Greek mythology) in art||Greece--Antiquities||Greece--Politics and government--To 146 B.C

Abstract

A survey of heroic iconography in Greek vase painting reveals the lasting character of the heroic ideal in ancient Greek society as well as its adaptability to meet the changing needs of the Greek city state. The hero Theseus is the subject of a study of the political role of heroic myth beginning at the turn of the fifth century B.C., when new legends about the hero and new Theseus images appeared. Changing images of Theseus reflect the maturing of democratic ideals during the fifth century B.C. Historical evidence combined with the development of Theseus images in vase painting supports the conclusion that Theseus emerged as the heroic representative of democratic political leaders throughout the fifth century B.C.

Comments

Bibliography: pages [56]-60.

Extent

vi, 101 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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Text

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